Job vacancy – Neighbourhood Trust Manager

Neighbourhood Trust team

We are currently on the hunt for an amazing person to become our new Trust Manager. Read the job description below and visit Seek if you’d like to apply.

  • Commitment to Christian kaupapa
  • Permanent role 32 per hours per week

The Neighbourhood Trust (NHT) is the community arm of St Albans Baptist Church (SABC) in Christchurch, and as such the Trust Manager has an important role in church leadership and collaboration. You would be expected to participate in and commit to the vision of both the Trust and the Church as we work together to serve our community.

NHT is a charitable trust delivering a wide variety of services to whānau in the Mairehau/St Albans communities. The team of 11 NHT employees, including the Trust Manager, serve in local schools, early learning centres and whānau organisations, as well as providing community support such as foot clinics and social activities for seniors. Kai distribution, ESOL, OSCAR, Children’s Counselling, Golden Connection (services for our senior whanau), annual events and the Mairehau Project are all part of the NHT regular community programme of services.

The purpose of the Trust Manager position is to lead the day-to-day operations of NHT and to provide strong and effective organisational and community leadership. To do this you will grow and develop the Trust in a managed and sustainable way and encourage and empower your team to deliver culturally appropriate programmes. Working with the Board you will set the vision for the Trust and ensure the vision is maintained and responsive to community needs and within the Christian character of the Trust.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, have proven experience in management in a not-for-profit organisation, have strong financial and budget management skills, possess proven leadership and excellence in relationship management at varying levels and with all types of people and be willing to commit to regular and frequent attendance at SABC to develop ongoing relationships with members and attendees of the church.

This is a great opportunity for a community minded individual to lead a dedicated team working with diverse and multi-generational community groups.

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Northgate Community Services Trust job opportunities

Our friends at Northgate Community Services Trust have some great job opportunities going at the moment. Here are the job descriptions – 

Community Support Coordinator

Part-time, 16-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Here at Northgate we believe that people flourish when they take opportunities to serve others. To help people do so, we strongly focus on their individual development. Each volunteer is unique and very important to us and as we equip and empower them, they are enabled to serve their community in ways that only they can.

Whereas the primary purpose of this role will be to support individuals and families in our community through difficult times, we don’t expect him/her to do this alone. We want to see volunteers play an important role in this process by equipping them to support others.

To be considered for this role you will therefore need to love working with people, be caring and compassionate and be passionate about the development and growth of others. You will need to be a good listener and recognise the gifts and potential in others and be able to connect with people of various age groups, social-economic backgrounds and ethnicities. As part of a team where we value each one for who they are, you will need to be willing to work collaboratively with your colleagues and other agencies to provide the best outcomes for every person you serve.

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Trust Administrator

Part-time, 16-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Northgate is a growing organisation that offers a variety of services and programmes to its community. We strongly focus on the development of our volunteers, as we believe that individuals and communities flourish when they serve others.

To make this possible, we want to develop a strong team of leaders that is able to equip and empower others to serve. As an administrator with experience in the areas like Human Resources, Health and Safety, and policy writing your role will be to ensure that as a charitable trust, the organisation remains compliant and accountable to all its stakeholders. You will also be involved in areas like funding, internal and external communication and programme administration to ensure the organisation meets all its obligations around its programmes.

Although we are looking for a self-motivated individual with a wide variety skills, you will work in a collaborative team environment where support for one another, growth and development are an important part of who we are as a team.

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